Navistar
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www.navistar.com Lisle, IL 5000+ Employees

Navistar Reviews in Lisle, IL

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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2.9 138 reviews

                             

65% Approve of the CEO

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Troy Clarke

(17 ratings)

38% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Chief Engineer (Former Employee)
    Lisle, IL

    ProsVery exciting work. The leadership was not afraid to take on challenges that allowed ingenuity and product development.
    The engineers, especially that more experienced, were great to work with. Friendly, easy to approach, and always ready to mentor and support.
    The Lisle and Melrose Park facilities are world class. Great environment to work in!

    ConsThe salaries were barely competitive, and with the financial problems they are having and delayed and low raises, the salaries are now too low.
    The new upper management (directors and above) is making the environment difficult. Decisions are typically based on politics and perception and not based on experience and facts.
    Work is now shifting to more focus on integration, and not as much on development.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMust maintain a balance at the leadership (director and above) between longer term Navistar leaders and the fresh new leaders. The new leaders tend to treat the engineers like numbers and have not exemplified walking the talk.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Technical Specialist (Current Employee)
    Lisle, IL

    ProsNew management not afraid to make change and have eliminated many poor performers.

    ConsNeed better communication to all employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide more information on future plans and lay out specific goals for all to focus on.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Full Time Employee over 8 years.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Lisle, IL

    ProsGreat campus, good group of supportive people. Learn a lot on the job.

    ConsConstant threat of lay-off over the past three years. No recognition in the form of raises or upward mobility.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake a BIG announcement that will at the least appear to suggest the end of lay offs and a movement upward. That may help to stop the flow of engineers leaving the company in mass.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Lisle, IL

    ProsGood paid, lots of learning. Massive Campus (Lisle) with 2 gyms, 2 cafeterias, a library (very useful), etc.
    If you are commuting from the city you can easily get there with public transportation. train in Union Station and as you get off the pace bus takes you right to the campus.

    Consfar from the city, they are not doing so well.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not a great place for young talented individuals

    Marketing (Current Employee)
    Lisle, IL

    ProsOpportunities to work with people who are willing to help and collaborate, pockets of smart and talented individuals, work-life balance

    ConsLack of opportunities to learn new skill sets, mediocrity is tolerated, no career advancement or talent development plans in place

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you truly want to hire, nurture and retain young talented individuals to drive the future of this firm it's time to raise the bar on performance, career development opportunities and embrace technology by investing in IT

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    People abandoning the ship.

    Vehicle Engineering Manager (Former Employee)
    Lisle, IL

    ProsFeel like you contribute to the companies success. Interesting work. Potentially good advancement ops. Group was extremely friendly. Large company.

    ConsOffice politics. Experienced employees are leaving. No historical data being maintained. If your face fits you will advance. Negative atmosphere.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTransparent communication is needed. Too many hallway conversations.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Waste of time

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Lisle, IL

    ProsGood compensation, nice work out facility.

    ConsLack career growth potential lack of training lack of leadership or direction

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake some leadership training

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Accountant (Former Employee)
    Lisle, IL

    ProsGreat company, current focus on North America is right

    ConsNot the same company employee appreciation

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate vidions

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Falling apart

    Project Manager (Former Employee)
    Lisle, IL

    ProsPlenty of smart people at all levels.

    ConsThey went too far down the path of a wrong engine strategy and now they are hemorrhaging.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGo ahead and sell off the pieces, as that will eventually happen anyway.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A historic company that has nowhere to go but down

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Lisle, IL

    ProsOnly the working level people

    ConsLack of leadership
    Unethical behavior (Green card applicants)
    Hourly your pay is based off of 45 hours and not 40
    Health insurance
    Benefits
    No room for growth
    Salary not competetive
    Experience has left

    Advice to Senior ManagementRethink your position on the people who perform the real work. How idiotic is it to drop the building temperature in the winter to save money? You obviously do not care about your people. Still the company has Silos and wouldn't understand quality if it hit them in the face.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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